More Than Personal: The Impact of Weblogs

“Through the interlocked network of weblogs, information can spread like wildfire. Very few blogs have a large audience – the largest, Instapundit, attracts only some tens of thousands of readers. But the network of weblogs forms a set of interlocking communities, so that on the whole, a new idea or a link to a new article can move very quickly. What’s even more significant is that these ideas and links will only propogate to those parts of the network where the information is of the most interest. The weblog community is therefore a highly efficient filtering community…” Stephen DownesMore Than Personal: The Impact of WeblogsAfter 5)